Delightful Danube APT Travelmarvel River Cruise
Explore the beautiful Danube River in style with a seven night cruise from Nuremberg, visiting stunning Vienna and enjoying a tour of Melk Abbey before your trip concludes in lovely Budapest.
Fly from the UK to Munich. On arrival, you will travel to your hotel in Nuremberg.
This morning, enjoy a guided World War II tour of this historic city, before being transferred to your ship. Then, get to know your fellow travellers and Cruise Director at a Welcome Reception. As evening falls, set sail for the first time, watching the shimmering lights of Nuremberg trail off into the night.
Having reached the Danube River overnight, we dock in Regensburg this morning. Medieval stories come to life in this charming town, and your guide is sure to regale you with far-fetched myths of how the city’s attractions came into existence. You’ll marvel at legendary sights including the Stone Bridge and the Regensburg Cathedral, before re-boarding your ship. Afterwards, wander the historic streets at your own pace.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Tonight, enjoy a Bavarian evening on board with local beer, snacks and traditional German entertainment.
Awake in the city of Passau. On a guided walk, stroll past the city’s colourful buildings, such as the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall). You’ll soon see that Passau flaunts a distinctly baroque character, as the town was rebuilt in the style after two catastrophic fires destroyed it in the 1600s. Alternatively, you have the opportunity to embark on a Salzburg tour including sights from “The Sound of Music” or visit the Czech town of Český Krumlov, home to more than 300 historical buildings (own expense). After, cruise across the border into Austria.
Dock in Melk and join a local guide for a tour through Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089. Sitting atop a rocky outcrop, overlooking the Danube River, this magnificent abbey is home to around two dozen practising monks, who you may spot strolling around the sculptures and frescoes in their long black sweeping robes. Afterwards, cruise to Dürnstein, where a walk through the cobbled streets leads to 16th-century town houses and taverns. The town is overlooked by the hilltop ruins of the castle where legendary King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Pay a visit to the Naschmarkt. Browse the fresh produce stalls and sample some local delicacies, including Kaiserschmarrn and Palatschinken.
Embrace the splendour and elegance of Vienna as you drive around the Ringstrasse. You’ll learn about the city’s most famous buildings, including the Vienna State Opera, the Museum of Fine Arts and more. In the city centre, join a walking tour that takes you past St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina.
With an entire day at leisure, you will have the opportunity to decide how you’ll shape your experience in glorious Vienna, a cultural utopia of music, art and food. Perhaps you may pay a visit to the Hofburg area, or might like to head to a cosy coffee house where you can try a traditional Sachertorte. You’ll be spoilt for choice in a city so rich in attractions, so be sure to ask your expert Cruise Director for any insider tips. Alternatively, you could ask about our range of Enhance Your Journey tours, including a visit to the grand Schönbrunn Palace or an excursion to the delightful Slovakian capital of Bratislava (own expense).
Today, enjoy views of one of the Danube’s most enchanting cities as your ship drifts into the heart of Hungary’s capital. Here, the history, beauty and charm of the city is illuminated by a local guide. You’ll visit Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. You’ll also have the chance to see the city’s most famous structure, the spectacular Hungarian Parliament Building. After a Captain’s Farewell Dinner, set off on a magical twilight cruise through the heart of Budapest.
After breakfast on board, disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
|11 October 2020||£1,695|
- Return scheduled flights from the UK
- Overnight stay at Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg
- 7 nights on board a Classic River Ship
- Unique cultural experiences in up to 9 towns, villages & cities
- Insider Experiences
- 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 7 Dinners
- Complimentary soft drinks, beer and local wine with lunch and dinner on board
- Travelmarvel Cruise Director, Entertainment and Activities Coordinator, and local guides
- Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping